Bombings, Invasion, Misery: Fallujah, Symbol of Iraq’s Unending Tragedy By Felicity Arbuthnot

8 January 2014 —

“If war should come, whichever side may claim ultimate victory, nothing is more certain that victor and vanquished alike would glean a gruesome harvest of human misery and suffering.” – (UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, July 31, 1939, to the House of Commons.)

Fallujah has become a symbol of Iraq’s suffering since the onslaught on the country in 1991, numerous, uncounted interim US-UK bombings, then the 2003 invasion, occupation – and misery unending.

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“Economic Terrorism”: The Ongoing Neoliberal Assault on Ordinary Working Class People in Britain By Colin Todhunter

8 January 2014 — Global Research

British Chancellor George Osborne this week announced massive cuts of £25 billion after 2015. This included further welfare cuts of £12bn. Osbourne said that 2014 would be a year of hard truths. He claimed that his economic policies were working, but admitted that the bad news is there’s still a long way to go.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 7 January 2014: Take Israel to the International Criminal Court

7 January 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Fifteen Palestinians Injured Near Hebron
IMEMC – [Tuesday Evening, January 7, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that at least fifteen young Palestinian men have been injured after Israeli soldiers invaded Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. … Continue reading

German police declare parts of Hamburg “no-go zone” By Christoph Dreier

8 January 2014 — WSWS

Early Saturday morning, police in the northern German city of Hamburg declared the entire district of St. Pauli and large parts of Altona, Eimsbuettel and Sternschanze to be a “no-go zone.” The announcement of such a broad “no-go area” is unprecedented in German post-war history. In such areas police officers are entitled to arbitrarily check and search any individual and demand they leave the zone.

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